Ray Allen's Wife's 911 Call Released; Charges Over Break-In Still Pending
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Coral Gables Police have released audio from the 911 made by Shannon Allen, Ray Allen's wife, after a group of teens walked into their home in the middle of the night.
Also, according to an incident report, Shannon Allen confirmed to police that the home's alarm system was not activated when the teens entered. Nor was there any surveillance equipment installed on the property.
The report also confirms that nothing was stolen during the trespass. Ray Allen has since expressed his anger with how the Coral Gables Police Department handled the break-in and how none of the teens were even arrested once they were found.
According to the recording, Shannon Allen made the call soon after chasing off the intruders from the family home on Tahiti Beach Island Road in Coral Gables
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"They were walking through my bedroom," she tells the dispatcher. "We have like a sitting room in my bedroom, and they were like as if they were on a tour, pointing out stuff like, 'Oh wow look at this picture' and 'Oh my God, look he's got a flat-screen TV.'"
According to police, six men and a woman between the ages of 18 and 19 from a party next door entered through an unlocked back door that had a busted lock on it. The intrusion came around 2:30 in the morning last Thursday. But Allen's wife was startled awake by the group's noise and began shouting at them until they ran out.
"I just sat up in bed and said what the fuck are you doing in my house?" she told the 911 dispatcher.
"They were inside, not outside?" the dispatcher asks.
"They were in my bedroom, they were in my bedroom with flashlights," Shannon says. "I sat up in bed and screamed."
"How long ago was this?"
"About two minutes ago," Shannon answers. "The back door is open by the pool; you can see where they came in. I was dead asleep, but I saw flashlights and I heard voices, so I sat up in bed. I think it was like five or six kids."
The teens explained to police that they thought Ray Allen had decided to join LeBron James in Cleveland and that the house was empty. No reports anywhere say Allen has signed with Cleveland, although there have been rumors that he's leaning toward joining James and the Cavaliers. So they decided to walk into the presumably empty home to take a look around.
Following the break-in and the lack of arrests, Allen released a statement blasting the Coral Gables PD.
"The suggestion that anyone can unlawfully enter into someone's locked home and then into an occupied bedroom in the middle of the night without consequences is unsettling," Allen says in the statement. "Regardless of the stated or actual reason for such unlawful entry... everyone deserves to feel safe in their own homes."
In an explanation over no one's bring arrested, the State Attorney's Office says the crime of trespass is a misdemeanor.
"Law enforcement officers are not permitted by Florida law to make an arrest for a Trespass of this nature unless the crime occurs in their presence," a statement from the Coral Gables PD said. "Accordingly, the Coral Gables Police Department is continuing to work with the Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office and will work with the Allen Family regarding the filing of criminal charges."
According CBS4, after the Allens met with the State Attorney's Office, the teenagers are now likely be arrested within the next 48 hours.
Police identified the teens as Ernesto Romero, 18; Jonathan Ramirez, 19; Kevin Ramos, 18; Alana Garcia, 18; Christian Lobo, 18; Angel Sanchez, 18; and Jorge Guerrero, 18.
You can view the Coral Gables PD incident report below:
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